Chapter 32. Supermarket (2)
[CH. Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling than The Sun: Did you hear? This guy is actually someone very powerful. How can you just tell him to come to your house so naturally?]
It was normal to see Apollo spouting nonsense, so I ignored it.
I was about to answer dismissively, but my words ended up blurred by the end as I saw Baek Tae-beom’s expression. His eyes were like those of a desperate puppy. He was gradually learning how to use his features wisely. You know I’m weak to your face, now.
“…I suppose so.”
After we finished shopping, we came back home with lots of bags. Somehow, I ended up buying some useless things, but I thought positively because it would be better to have something rather than nothing at Baek Tae-beom’s house. Soon, we filled the refrigerator with the groceries and Baek Tae-beom sat on a chair with a face full of confidence.
“You should just watch now.”
“Can I really do that? Hyung is a guest here….”
“Uh-huh. I told you I’d do it for you.”
I stroked Baek Tae-beom’s hair messily and stood in front of the kitchen.
‘First… The eggs.’
I could feel the corners of my lips rising slowly. Come to think of it, if there’s not much I can do for you as your constellation, why can’t I just stay by your side as your reliable Hyung? I thought about it, and raised my head, thinking it was a very cool conclusion.
Microwave the instant rice, chop the carrots and onions, and pour oil into the pan. Every 10 seconds, I roughly answered the questions from behind my back like, ‘Are you okay?’ and ‘Can I help you?’ and continued cooking.
‘Salt… Where is it?’
Do I have to add salt? I usually skipped a few steps. Come to think of it, wouldn’t it taste good even if I don’t add any of those seasonings? Then, my gaze went to the starch syrup I bought earlier.
‘Wouldn’t it be more delicious if I put that in?’
I hummed whilst pouring starch syrup and stir-frying the vegetables. People say that adding butter to a dish enhances the flavor, so maybe starch syrup could be used in an analogous way. I added some ketchup, and stir-fried rice, transferring it to a plate. And then poured the egg mixture over the pan.
That’s how I made the perfect omurice.
‘Shall I draw too?’
I picked up the ketchup and slowly painted over Baek Tae-beom’s omurice. And with that finishing touch, I felt satisfied.
[CH. Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun: Is that an octopus?]
[CH. Personal/One Who Knows The Fall: What? It’s obviously a tiger.]
[CH. Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun: How is that a tiger?]
Ignoring Apollo’s bashing, I called Baek Tae-beom. Baek Tae-beom sat down and looked at his plate with a look of anticipation.
“Hyung, you’re really good at drawing.”
“Yeah, it’s an octopus, right?”
What’s the point of the drawing anyway? As long as it tasted good. I begged Baek Tae-beom to eat quickly. Baek Tae-beom took a bite of the omurice with an excited expression.
And I saw his forehead wrinkle subtly.
“Does it taste weird?”
That’s weird. I’m sure I did it the way I usually did. I asked him with a worried look. Then, Baek Tae-beom raised his head with a bright smile.
“Yes. It’s really delicious. Aren’t you really good at cooking?”
“Is it that good?”
I took a bite of my omurice and tilted my head. I thought it tasted the same as usual. Was it that good? I don’t know much about starch syrup except that it was sweeter. On the other hand, Baek Tae-beom mechanically moved his hand to put the omurice in his mouth as if he was eating really delicious food.
[CH. Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun: Does that look like a face eating delicious food?]
[CH. Personal/One Who Knows The Fall: It’s delicious. Why do you keep insulting me whenever I do anything?]
[The constellation, ‘One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun’ grabs the back of your neck.]
“Since it’s so delicious, I’ll make it again next time. Tae-beom-ah.”
Baek Tae-beom, who stopped moving for a moment, smiled a little brighter and nodded with a mouth full of my omurice. He looked so cute, so I pushed my plate towards him too.
“Are you hungry? Eat this too.”
“I’m not hungry.”
Baek Tae-beom, who stared at the omurice for a moment, made a happy expression. I also smiled contentedly.
This chapter has not been translated by NovelUtopia, we have picked up the novel from chapter 84